Kingerlee response to the Coronavirus – update 12 May 2020

Following the Government’s revised instructions as to how we are all to behave during this ongoing crisis, we provide a further update for our valued customers and partners

All of our projects are open and continuing to operate as efficiently as possible, closely following updated UK Government, Public Health England and Construction Leadership Council guidance. We review and update our guidance and site operating procedures immediately following the receipt of revised official guidance. Our fantastic people, especially our site teams, are doing a sterling job in exceptional circumstances, doing their utmost to keep everyone on our projects safe. We have continued to introduce new ways of working which operatives and supervisors within our supply chain are following well, and we are achieving reasonable levels of productivity. I am very proud of the creativity, enthusiasm and hard work going into ensuring that everyone is safe.

One of our key challenges has been obtaining materials, and there are continuing signs of easing in that regard with more and more suppliers and critically manufacturers opening.
We are very much open for business and are busily tendering new projects.

Our Leadership Team continues meeting regularly to review and refine our strategy as necessary. It is our intention to continue to operate as efficiently as the situation allows.Our joinery department also continues to operate during this time.

We have detailed plans in place as to how each individual should now operate, be that remotely from home, on site, at our offices or at any essential meetings that are required. Collaborative digital platforms such as Microsoft Teams are now being used extensively and successfully. We are changing our office working environment to be ready for some of our staff to return to work more regularly as government guidance develops on that point.

We are a 150-year-old family business, with a great team and a strong balance sheet. Being agile, creative and working strictly to governmental guidance in looking after our people and our supply chain will enable us to ensure that we come through this challenge even stronger.

See our full statement

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Welcome to Kingerlee Homes.

Kingerlee Homes is part of the Kingerlee Group of companies based just north of Oxford.

It is a fifth generation construction business with many years experience of building houses, schools, hospitals, leisure facilities, university and public buildings in Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas.

The current management included the fifth generation of the Kingerlee family with
David Kingerlee being Chairman of the Group. This year we hit a major milestone in the history of the Group, celebrating 150 years of trading.

There are many iconic buildings which we have built in and around Oxford. These include the Jam Factory, the New Theatre, the River Mead Hospital and the conversion of the Morrells Brewery into luxury apartments. In 2015 Kingerlee built the Flint House in the Waddesdon Estate which won the Grand Design House of the Year.

We have built thousands of homes over the years and we take pride in ensuring we continue to provide beautiful high quality homes that are built to last. All Kingerlee Homes are designed to be fuel efficient and well insulated, to ensure optimum comfort and reduced running costs.

For more information please contact: newhomes@kingerlee.co.uk

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